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Time: 3 hours

Max. Marks  100

Attempt all questions in order.

Each question carries 10 marks.

1. Enumerate causes of unilateral hypentranslucency on chest radiograph. Briefly describe plain radiographic and CT findings in a 5year old child presenting with repeated chest infection and detected to have unilateral hypentranslucency on chest radiograph.                 2+4+4

2. Enumerate causes of unilateral and bilateral inferior rib notching, Describe chest radiographic, CT chest and angiographic Findings in Coarctation of Aorta. Briefly discuss role of interventional radiology in

management of Coarctation of Aorta.                                          2+(2+2+2)+2

3. Classify pleural tumours. Briefly discuss chest radiographic & CT Findings  of malignant mesothelioma.                                            3+3+4

4. Enumerate various diseases caused by inhalation of inorganic dust. Briefly describe chest radiographic & CT findings of two most common such diseases.                                                                            2+4+4

5. Classify congenital cardiac abnormalities. Briefly discuss abnormalities  of Situs and Looping (or topology) with their imaging features.          2+4+4

6. Define truncus arteriosus. Mention its types and characteristic features of its various types. Briefly describe its chest radiographic, echocardiographic & MRI findings.                                              2+2+(2+2+2)

7. How do pulmonary arteriovenous malformation present clinically? Discuss their chest radiographic, CT chest and angiographic findings.Briefly mention role of interventional radiology in their treatment.   2+(2+2+2)+2

8. What are common causes of medially placed ureters’? Discuss various  associations, IVU, CT St MRI findings of retroperitoneal fibrosis. 2+2+2+2+2

9. Enumerate causes of urethral strictures. Briefly discuss role of ascending urethrogram in strictures due to trauma. Name common complications of urethral strictures.                                          3+5+2

10. Enumerate various ovarian tumors of stromal origin. Briefly discuss imaging features of serous & mucinous cystadenocarcinoma and cystadenoma.                3+2+2+3



JUNE 2012



Time: 3 hours

Max. Marks : 100 .

Attempt all questions in order.

Each question carries 10 marks.

l. Name the diseases associated with H. pylori infection. Briefly discuss barium meal features of benign 8. malignant gastric ulcer supported by suitable diagrams.                                                       2+(4+4)

2. Enumerate various infections & neoplasms affecting gastrointestinal tract in AlDS. Briefly describe barium meal follow through 8. CT features of AIDS lymphoma.                                                       3+7

3. Classify polypoidal lesions of the colon. Mention radiological differences  between benign &. malignant polyps. Discuss salient imaging features of various types of adenomatous polyps.                             2+3+5

4. Enumerate causes of normal intracranial calcincations. Discuss imaging features of pathological intracranial calcification secondary to infections & infestations                                                  3 + 7

5. Enumerate causes of spinal canal stenosis. Mention normal CT  measurement of spinal canal at various levels. Describe plain radiographic. CT & MRI features of spinal canal stenosis.       2+2+(2+2+2)

6. Enumerate various causes of suprasellar lesions in adults and children. Describe plain radiographic, CT & MRI features of Craniopharyngloma. 4+6

7. Classify scoliosis. Discuss imaging features of plain radiographic, CT & MRI in neurofibromatosis of spine. Discuss Cobb’s angle and draw a diagram illustrating its measurement.                        2+5+(2+l)

8. Mention causes of periosteai new bone formation. Briefly discuss characteristic radiological features of osteomyelitis affecting infants,children & adults.                                               2+8

9. Mention differential diagnosis of 15 year boy presenting with localized pain & swelling of 2 months duration in right lower thigh. Discuss conventional radiographic, CT & MRI features of the commonest primary malignant bone tumor in this age.               1+3+3+3

10. Classify cysts of jaw. Describe briefly imaging features of each type of cyst. Draw- suitable diagrams to describe various types.      2+6+2



PAPER- lll

Time: 3 hours

Max. Marks :100

Attempt all questions in order.

Each question carries 10 marks.

1. Enumerate indications and radio-isotopes used for radionuclide  scanning of lungs. Briefly describe three techniques of isotope imaging of lung with their clinical implications.  (2+2)+(2+2+2)

2. A 25 year old male presented with life threatening haemoptysis. Draw an algorithm to outline management of such a case. Discuss in brief role of chest radiograph, CT scan (with newer advances) and role of interventional radiology.                                                                     2+(2+4+2)

3. How will you radiologically investigate a 60 year old hypertensive & diabetic female presenting with severe chest pain of acute onset?  Briefly discuss imaging features of the most common cause for it. Also describe role of radiology in its complications. `                                                   3+5+2

4. Enumerate the most common cause of a 6 year old male presenting with hepatomegaly, ascites & features of portal hypertension. Discuss imaging modalities employed to investigate such patients along with various imaging features. Briefly mention role of interventional radiology in its management. 1+7+2

5. Enumerate causes of malabsorption syndrome. Describe imaging features in tropical sprue. Briefly discuss its complications.   2+6+2

6. Describe principle of ultrasound elastography and its clinical applications. Briefly discuss its usefulness in evaluation of BIRAD 3 lesions.  (4+3)+3

7. Describe technique of Multi-detector Computed Tomography (MDCT) & imaging findings in an 80 year old male presenting with lower gastrointestinal bleeding. Briefly discuss its therapeutic implications. Draw a suitable algorithm outlining role of investigative modalities. 3+5+2

8. Describe various fetal Doppler parameters used to assess fetus at risk of IUGR. Discuss recent advances as regards their significance in predicting fetus at risk.  6+4

9. Discuss differential diagnosis and imaging features of painless, expansile lesion involving single rib in an adult.                                                  3+7

10. Describe technique of TRUS guided biopsy of prostate. Briefly mention role of contrast imaging in investigation & biopsy of a prostatic lesion.   8+2




Time: 3 hours Max. Marks : 100

Attempt all questions in order. Each question carries 10 marks.

1. Classify right sided aortic arch abnormalities. Draw suitable diagrams to describe these anomalies. Discuss imaging features in dysphagia lusoria.

2. Describe normal gastroesophageal junction with the help of suitable diagram. Label various rings and lines visualized on double contrast barium swallow. Discuss imaging features of Schatzkis ring. 6+2+2·

3. A 15 day old infant has presented with prolonged conjugated hyperbilirublnernia accompanied by non pigmented stools. Name the possible etiology. Describe imaging features and various associations

that may be seen in such a case.               1+(6+3}

4. Enumerate benign hepatic masses. Describe imaging features (USG, CT, &MRI) of two commonly encountered such lesions.                          2+4+4

5. Briefly describe embryological development of pancreas. Describe various anomalies & variations in its development with the help of suitable diagrams. Discuss imaging features (on barium meal & CT

scan) of annular pancreas. `                     4+3+3

6. Describe various measures to reduce radiation exposure to patients as well as personnel performing fiuoroscopicaily guided vascular interventional procedures in DSA Lab.  10

7, Write short notes on.;                          3+3+4

A. Heel effect

. B. Genetic effect of radiation

C. Conventional lead apron &. zero lead apron

8. Write short notes on the following:    4+3+3

a. Factors affecting _scatter radiation and different techniques to minimize them.

b. Radiographic contrast

c. Properties of x-rays

9. Write short notes on: 4+2+2+2

a. What is p value? What is its significance and clinical applications in research? .

b. Sensitivity

c. Specificity

d. Positive & negative predictive value.

10. Discuss various statutory requirements to be followed for installation of                   4+3+3

following radioiogical equipments:

a. 1000 mA X—ray machine

b. CT scan

c. DSA Lab



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Paper 1

  1. Discuss the etiopathogenesis, imaging feature and DD of silicosis. (3+4+3)
  2. Enumerate various germ cell tumors of the mediastinum. Discuss their imaging findings.(3+7)
  3. Enumerate the causes of ARDS. Give in detail the imaging findings (3+7)
  4. Classify aortic dissection. Describe the role of CT angiography in diagnosis and management of aortic  dissection. (2+5+3)
  5. Briefly describe the penile arterial flow physiology. Discuss the technique and utility of duplex sonography in evaluation of erectile dysfunction.(3+4+3)
  6. Discuss grading of renal trauma. Describe the role of imaging in its evaluation.(4+6)
  7. Define abnormal endometrial thickening. Enumerate the causes and discuss their imaging features (2+2+6)
  8.  Enumerate various cardiomyopathy. Describe their imaging features (3+7)
  9. Describe venous drainage of testes. Discuss imaging features and intervention in varicocele (3+4+3)
  10. List the various causes of female infertility. Discuss the role of HSG and MRI in their evaluation (2+4+4)

Paper 2

  1. Enumerate causes of subarachnoid hemorrhage. Discuss the role of CT in its evaluation.(2+8)
  2. Describe in brief anatomy of sella turcica. Enumerate various sellar and parasellar masses. Discuss imaging feature of craniopharyngioma.(3+2+5)
  3. Enumerate causes of demyelinating disease in the spinal cord. Discuss their imaging features and differential diagnosis (2+5+3)
  4. Name various motility disorders of esophagus. Discuss pathophysiology and imaging features of achalasia  cardia (2+3+5)
  5.  Enumerate causes of multiple nodular filling defects in the small bowel. Discuss the imaging feature of small bowel lymphoma.(3+7)
  6. Enumerate different varieties of osteosarcoma. Discuss their imaging feature.(3+7)
  7. Enumerate various pancreatic masses of childhood. Discuss imagimg features and DD of pancreatoblastoma(2+5+3)
  8. Describe etiopathogenesis of osteomyelitis. Discuss role of imaging in acute osteo myelitis (4+6)
  9. Discuss the current indication of MRI in breast cancer evaluation. Discuss MR imaging features of breast cancer (5+5)
  10. List various causes of first trimester bleeding. Discuss their sonographic feature (2+8)

Paper 3

  1. Define Doppler effect. Briefly describe color Doppler and power Doppler modes of imaging. Enumerate advantages of imaging of each mode. (1+4+5)
  2. Describe major components of PACS system and their function in brief (10)
  3. Enumerate various color Doppler parameters used in IUGR. Briefly discuss their role in IUGR. Mention  significance of aortic isthmus index (2+6+2)
  4. Enumerate the causes of acute chest pain in elderly patient. Briefly describe CT findings in three commonly likely condition (1+3+3+3)
  5. Briefly describe the protocol for MRI breast and characterization of benign and malignant breast lesion (2+4+4)
  6. Enumerate indication of scintigraphic evaluation of GI bleed. Briefly describe the technique, radio isotope used and interpretation of results (2+4+2+2)
  7. Enumerate causes of mesenteric ischemia. Briefly discuss plain radiograph, ultrasound, ct findings and role of intervention in this condition.(2+2+2+2+)
  8. Enumerate various vascular complications in renal transplant. Briefly discuss the role of color Doppler, CT, MRI and intervention in these condition.(1+3+2+2+2)
  9. Mention various interventional technique used in HCC . Briefly discuss indication and technique of two commonly employed techniques. Outline the protocol for follow up in case of HCC (1+8+1)
  10. Describe principle of Dual energy C T, different techniques of dual energy acquisition and various application (3+2+5)

Paper 4

  1. Briefly describe MRI and MRS findings in prostatic carcinoma and its staging. Discuss the role of TRUS biopsy (4+4+2)
  2. Discuss the principle, components, advantages and limitation of digital radiography (1+4+3+2)
  3. Define pulmonary sequestration. Describe its types, and discuss CT finding and role of angiography in it. (2+1+4+3)
  4. Discuss clinical presentation, imaging finding on ultrasound CT findings and MRI in vein of Galen malformation. Briefly discuss its interventional management  (2+2+2+2+2)
  5. Discuss clinical associations of hypertrophic osteoarthropathy. Briefly describe its radiological findings, differential diagnosis and role of nuclear medicine (3+4+2+1)
  6. What is pancreatic divisum? Briefly discuss its embroyologic basis and clinical significance. What are ERCP, MRCP and MDCT findings (2+3+5)
  7. Define film contrast. Enumerate various factors affecting film contrast. Briefly discuss methods to improve it. (2+4+4)
  8. Describe in brief different components of rotating x –ray tube and their function. Draw its neat diagram and label its components (5+5)
  9. Describe mammographic technique in brief, types of mammographic equipments available and current recommendation for its use for routine screening (4+3+3)
  10. Describe measurement technique and normal value of nuchal translucency. Briefly discuss its role in trisomy 21 and other chromosomal abnormality. (4+2+2+2)


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1) Describe plain radiographic and CT findings of right  upper lobe pulmonary collapse. 5 + 5
2) Discuss the role of CT and MRI in staging of lung cancer. 6 + 4
3) Describe the radiological findings of pulmonary complications in pts infected with HIV 10
4) describe the radiological findings of Coarctation of aorta on plain radiograph , barium contrast study , DSA, and MRI . Briefly describe role of interventional radiology in it. 2 x 5
5) Describe plain radiographic findings in Rheumatic heart disease in Mitral Stenosis. Mitral regurgitation with mitral stenosis. aortic stenois 4 + 3 + 3
6) Describe etiopathogenesis , common causes , plain film and CT features of lymphangitis carcinomatosis 2 + 3 + 2 +3
7) Outline the diagnostic imaging approach in a patient with Ovarian malignancy. Describe imaging features, staging and impact of cross sectional imaging in ovarian cancer. 2 +3+3+2
8 ) Enumerate causes of hypertension in 10 yr old male child . Outline radiological approach in such a case. Role of MDCT and intervention in renal hypertension 2+3+3+2
9) What is Vesico-Ureteric Reflux. Discuss its causes and grading . Briefly describe role of imaging in this condition. 1+2+2+5
10) Enumerate cuases of unilateral small kidney. Discuss role of imaging in establishing the diagnosis. 2 +8

1) Discuss the role of plain radiograph , barium studies , ultrasound and Ct abdomen in diagnosis of gastrointestinal tuberculosis. 2+3 + 2+3
2)What is the role of diagnostic imaging modalities in cholangicarcinoma. Discuss the morphological findings and the significance of various modalities in management of the disease. 2 +4+4
3)Enumerate the causes of SOL in liver . Describe the USG features in any three of them 4 +2+2+2
4) Describe imaging features and intervention in vein of Galen malformation 6 +4
5) Describe the grading , imaging features and differential diagnosis of Glioblastoma multiforme. 3+5+2
6) Describe the CT and MRI features of Neurocysticercosis of brain. How would you differentiate from other granulomatous lesions. 6+4
7)Enumerate causes of Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy. Discuss its differential diagnosis and describe its imaging findings on plain radiograph 2+3+5
8 )Discuss the radiographic and sonographic features of developmental dysplasia of Hip. 5 +5
9) Enumerate causes of unilateral proptosis. Describe imaging findings of optic glioma and caroticocavernous fistula. 2+4+4
10) Describe imaging features of breast cancer on mammography, ultrasound and MRI. Briefly outline approach (by flow chart) in BIRAD 4 lesion. 3 +2 +3 +2


1) Define High Intensity Focused  Ultrasound . Describe its clinical applications . 2+8
2) Define acute cerebral stroke. What are its types? Discuss the role of CT and MR imaging in patients with acute stroke, enumerating the techniques that you shall employ and the characteristic findings you would expect. 1+1+4+4
3) Describe the role of scintigraphy in cardiac imaging with emphasis on myocardial perfusion and viability. 7+3
4) Discuss the role of CT in evaluation of patients  with acute head injury, staging the types of injury, possible complications and their long term sequelae 10
5)Discuss the role of imaging in uraemia, citing the specific role and limitations of conventional radiography, sonography, CT, MRI and renal scintigraphy. 2 x 5
6)Discuss the role of CT in evaluation of pt with acute pancreatitis, outlining the technique , CT signs ,assessment of disease severity and its relationship to outcome of pt. 2+4+2+2
7)Describe in brief the role of plain radiography , enteroclysis, ultrasonography ,CT and MRI in evaluation of small bowel obstruction. 2 x 5
8 ) Enumerate the clinical uses of MR spectroscopy in disorders and diseases of brain. Briefly discuss its role in evaluation of brain tumors. 5 +5
9) Discuss various dose reduction techniques in MDCT. Mention the average radiation doses received for common examination using MDCT. 8+2
10) Classify diaphragmatic hernias. Describe the radiological means to establish the diagnosis with relevant imaging findings 4+6

1) Describe the embryogenesis of human urinary system using labeled diagram. Briefly discuss the basis of any three congenital defects of kidneys 4+3+3
2) Describe with help of labeled diagram-vascular anatomy of testes. Explain briefly its clinical relevance in imaging of testicular malignancies. 7+3
3) Describe the MR anatomy of the knee joint. Briefly state the MR sequences you would employ to delineate a suspected medial meniscus tear. 7 +3
4) What do you understand by tissue harmonic imaging. How is it useful during sonographic evaluation of small parts of body? 3 +7
5)Enumerate basic properties of X rays. Describe factors affecting scatter radiation and techniques to minimize scatter radiation. 3 +3+4
6)Brief outline the evolution of present day CT scanners citing the key specific changes through different generations   10
7) while conducting a conventional diagnostic radiographic procedure under fluoroscopic guidance ,what steps would you take to reduce radiation dose to patient. what measures would you take to safeguard yourself. 6 +4
8 ) Enumerate causes of pain in right iliac fossa  in 20 yr old married female. Discuss the role of USG and CT scan in evaluation in this case 2 +4+4
9)Discuss briefly the principle of MR spectroscopy. Enumerate its clinical significance in any three clinical settings , outlining how it would be useful. 7 +3
10) Enumerate conditions under which the revised PNDT act 2010, permits you to conduct prenatal diagnostic techniques.  What steps would you take in clinical USG practice to comply with the act. 5 + 5


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1.Draw a labeled diagram of broncho pulmonary segments on a Chest PA and Lateral radiograph of left lung. (5+5).

2. Describe the chest radiograph and HRCT findings of sarcoidosis. (3+7).

3.Blood supply of testis with diagram.Types of testicular torsion.Describe the imaging findings in each. (2+2+6).

4.Enumerate various tumors of heart . Imaging features of Myxoma of heart.(3+7).

5.Describe the techniques of CT coronary angiography.Draw a labeled diagram of coronary artery anatomy.Mention major anatomical variants.(4+3+3).

6.Enumerate the causes of infertility.What is role of imaging in assisted reproduction.(2+8).

7.Define Fetal hydrops. What are the Causes . Sonographic and color Doppler findings noted in this Condition. (2+2+6).

8.Discuss aetiopathogenesis and radiological features of renal tuberculosis.(3+7)

9.Discuss sonographic techniques and criteria used in evaluation of cervical in competence.(3+7)

10.Enumerate the common locations of ectopic pregnancy in order of frequency.Discuss the sonographic features of ectopic pregnancy.(3+7).


1.Describe briefly indications,technique,complications and post procedures follow up of TIPS.(2+4+2+2)

2.Classify neural tube closure defects .Describe various chiari malformations and their imaging features. (4+1+5)

3.Describe anatomical variations of circle of willis with the help of diagram.Enumerate sites of intracranial aneurysm. (4+2+4).

4.Classify brain tumors of children .Describe imaging features of primitive neuroectodermal tumors. (4+6)

5.Describe MR anatomy of pituitary fossa with diagram. Describe radiological diagnosis of pituitary adenoma. (4+6)

6. Define stress fracture. Enumerate various sites and predisposing factors of stress fractures. Describe various imaging features of stress fractures. (2+2+6).

7. Describe imaging features of osteoid osteoma .Discuss differential diagnosis. (6+4)

8. Describe technique of CT enteroclysis. Enumerate its indications , advantages , and limitations. (5+2+2+1).

9.Classify pancreatic neoplasms. Describe imaging features in a case of carcinoma head of pancreas. (3+7)

10.Describe the basis of hepatic segmental anatomy. Draw a diagram to depict various hepatic segments. (4+6)


1.Clinical features, sonographic and CT appearances in acute appendicitis. (2+4+4).

2.Life cycle of hydatid disease causative organism. Enumerate sites of affection in human beings. Describe imaging features of musculoskeletal hydatidosis. (4+2+4)

3. Clinical features and MR imaging features in multiple sclerosis. (3+7)

4. Enumerate various endoscopic ultrasound imaging techniques.Describe endoscopic ultrasound imaging features in esophageal disease.(3+7)

5.Enumerate indications and describe the techniques of color Doppler in renovascular hypetension. (3+7).

6. Classify peripheral vascular malformations. Describe sonographic color Doppler, MRI and angiographic features of venous malformations. Mention suitable embolic material for their interventional management. (2+6+2)

7. Write in brief about technique , indications, contraindications, and complications of radiofrequency ablation in hepatic and biliary lesions. (4+2+2+2)

8. Enumerate various complications in case of renal transplant and discuss their imaging findings.(3+7).

9.Enumerate various radio isotopes used in hepato biliary system. Describe the imaging features and techniques in biliary atresia. (4+6).

10.Enumerate various ultrasonic contrast media. Describe their principle and clinical application in evaluation (3+3+4)


1.What is molecular imaging and describe its role in musculoskeletal system.(3+7)

2.Describe the technique of MR arthrography .Indications, advantages and limitations.(5+2+2+1).

3. Define and classify radiographic grids. Describe various uses in radiography (4+6)

4. Define radiographic contrast. Describe various factors that affect radiographic contrast.(2+8)

5.Describe AERB guidelines on Xray room installation.(10).

6.What do you understand by perfusion imaging. Briefly describe CT and MR perfusion imaging techniques. (2+4+4)

7.Describe venous anatomy of lower limb with help of diagram. Describe technique of color Doppler imaging of lower limb veins and imaging features of deep vein thrombosis. (3+3+4)

8.Enumerate the causes of obstructive jaundice .Describe technique of MRCP and its role in obstructive jaundice.(3+5+2)

9.Describe the role of imaging in recurrence of ovarian malignancy after surgery.(10)

10. Describe various techniques you will employ to reduce patient and operator radiation dose in CT angiography. (10)

DNB-Radiology Question Papers June 2010

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Paper I

Time :3 Hours  Max. Marks: 100  Each question carries 10 marks.

Attempt all question in order.

Write short notes on:

1. What are the indications of bronchial artery embolisation? Describe the technique and complications of bronchial artery embolisation.

2. Describe the embryology, clinical significance and imaging of undescended testis.

3. Enumerate the vascular and structural abnormalities of the umbilical cord.Describe the velocity wave form changes seen in umbilical artery Doppler indicative of lUGR.

4. What are the sonographic Findings favoring diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy and its differential diagnosis.

5. What are the imaging features on chest X-ray of various acyanotic congenital heart diseases.

6. Describe the role of MDCT in staging of carcinoma of lung.

7. Describe the imaging findings in germ cell tumor of the mediastinum and discuss in brief the differential diagnosis.

8. Define pulmonary sequestration and describe the imaging findings in extra lobar pulmonary sequestration.

9. Describe radiological findings of the pulmonary complications of HIV infection.

10. Enumerate the indications, imaging features and limitations of imaging in erectile dysfunction.

Paper II

1 Describe techniques of MRCP. What are the advantages & disadvantages of MRCP versus ERCP.

2. Differential diagnosis and imaging features of para-vertebral shadow.

3. Describe technique of double contrast barium enema. Enumerate differential diagnosis and imaging features in a hepatic flexor mass.

4. Define spinal dysraphism. Describe briefly the MR sequences you will use for diagnosis of spinal dysraphism.

5. Define infective discitis. Describe CT, MRI and Isotope imaging features of discitis.

6. Enumerate various causes of supra-sellar masses. Describe imaging features in craniopharyngioma.

7. Describe different types and imaging features of fractures. What are the complications of fracture’?

8. Describe imaging features in a case of intestinal perforation.

9. Describe MR Imaging features in intra cerebral haematoma and techniques of volume calculation in such a case.

10 Enumerate indications of MR enteroclysis. Describe briefly the technique of MR enteroclysis

Paper III

1. Describe the basis of BOLD imaging. Write its utility and limitations.

2. Write in brief about problem of storage requirements in PACS. Describe its solutions.

3. Enumerate indications of foetal MRI. Comment on its limitations.

4. What is the principle of diffusion weighted imaging and its role in evaluation of breast masses?

5. What are the advantages of 3T MRI over 1.5 T MRI? Comment on its limitations.

5. Describe briefly the principle of ultrasound elastography. Mention its clinical applications.

7. Write in brief the technique and applications of C.T. Colonography.

8. Write in brief the principle and types of digital radiography. Outline its advantages and disadvantages.

9. Describe the principle and clinical applications of dual energy CT scanning.

10, Write in brief the principle of radio frequency ablation (RFA), Enlist its indications, contraindications & complications in management of hepatocellular carcinoma.

Paper IV

Write short notes on:

1 Describe with diagram the anatomy of Circle of Willis Enumerate Causes of sub-arachnoid hemorrhage.

2. Enumerate the various interactions of X—Ray photons with matter Describe any two in brief.

3. Rare earth screens

4. Pathophysiology of renal tuberculosis.

5. Adverse reactions with MR contrast media.

6 Define scatter raalations. Comment briefly on the factors controlling scatter radlations

7. Describe the principle and types of bone densitometry. Outline the advantages, disadvantages and limitations of each type.

8. Describe the embryology and development of pancreas. Describe imagingfeatures of any one important congenital anomaly of pancreas.

9. Enumerate various gradient echo sequences. Describe in brief the principle and their clinical applications.

10. Define Roentgen. Mention various recommendations on maximal permissible dose for patients and staff members in Radiology department.

DNB Radiology Dec 2009 Question Papers

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Time : 3 Hours RDGID/09/40Il

Max. Marks: 100

Attempt all questions in order.

Each question carries 10 marks.

Write short notes on:

1. CT virtual bronchoscopy and mention its usefulness & limitations in evaluation of airway disease.

2. Causes & imaging features of constrictive pericarditis.

3. Enumerate causes of unilateral small kidney, Describe the role of imaging in its diagnosis.

4. Mention ultrasound and Doppler tindings in varicocele. Describe the role of intervention in its         management.

5. MR staging of prostate carcinoma.

6. MDCT & scintigraphic evaluation of pulmonary embolism.

7. imaging findings & intervention in Aortic Dissection.

8. Enumerate causes of usual interstitial pneumonitis. Describe HRCT Endings in idiopathic pulmonary tibrosis.

9. Ebstein’s Anomaly.

10. CT features of Thoracic Lymphoma.




Write short notes on:

1. Imaging and intervention in intracranial arterio- venous malformations.

2. Differential diagnosis of ring enhancing lesions in brain in an immuno- compromised patient.

3. Osseous spectrum of neurofibromatosis.

4. Imaging in meniscal tear of knee.

5. Enumerate causes of lower gastrointestinal bleeding. Mention current imaging techniques in their evaluation Describe the role of MDCT in its evaluation.

6. Classify neuro endocrine neoplasms of pancreas and describe their imaging features.

7. Colour Doppler & CT features in portal hypertension.

8. MR Imaging in congenital dislocation of hip.

9. Imaging features of small bowel abnormalities in newborn.

10. MRI in intramedullary neoplasms of spinal cord.


PAPER – lll

1. Clinical applications of diffusion tensor imaging.

2. Ultrasound contrast media.

3. Interventional management of hepatocellular carcinoma.

4. Imaging in evaluation of renovascular hypertension in a ten year old male.

5. CT & MR findings in acute stroke.

6. CT vs MR enteroclysis for assessment of small bowel diseases.

7. Image guided interventions in pancreatic disease.

8. MRI in malignant breast lesions.

9. Role of colour Doppler and ultrasound in post renal transplant patient.

10. Radioistopes in cardiac imaging.


Write short notes on:

1. Photoelectric effect and its application in diagnostic radiology.

2. Recent developments in mammography x-ray tube.

3. Radionuclide bone scintigraphy in infective disorders.

4. MRI in SLAP lesions of shoulder.

5. Tomosynthesis and its clinical applications.

6. Computer aided detection (CAD) in Mammography.

7. Film contrast.

8. Enumerate congenital anomalies of inferior vena cava. Comment on role of MR

imaging in their diagnosis.

9. Dosimeters used for radiation monitoring.

10. Define basic units of radiation exposure. Comment on biological effects of radiation.

DNB Radiology Previous Question Papers

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Write short notes on:

1 Enumerate markers of chromosome abnormality on antenatal ultrasound. Briefly

discuss their sonographic features.

2. Mention causes of inferior RlB notching. Discuss imaging features of two common


3. HRCT in sarcoldosis.

4. Imaging and intervention in aortic dissection.

5. MRI of cardiac tumors.

6. Enumerate various types of transposition of great vessels. Describe imaging

features of total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage.

7. Echo enhancing agents.

8. Imaging features of reflux nephropathy.

9. Discuss imaging of erectile dysfunction.

10. Embolization in management of acute hemorrhage.

Write short notes on:

1. Discuss imaging and intervention in bleeding due to portal hypertension.

2. Describe imaging of low intestinal obstruction in a neonate

3. MRI features of hepatic hemangioma. Briefly discuss role of radiology in treatment

of hepatic haemangioma.

4. Imaging in dementia.

5. Enumerate causes of orbital masses. Discuss imaging features of two common

causes in an adult.

6. Role of imaging and intervention in dural arteriovenous fistula.

7. Describe ossification of bones of elbow.

8. Describe imaging in sclerosing lesions of jaw.

9. Screening mammography — current status.

10. Imaging and associations of fibrous dysplasia.

Write short notes on:

1. Imaging of extra nodal presentations of non Hodgkin lymphomas.

2. CT & Endoscopic ultrasound staging ol esophageal carcinoma.

3. Application of Dli/ISA scinligraphy.

4. Clinical applications of tomosynthesis.

5. Volume ultrasound.

6. Scintigraphy evaluation of gastro-intestinal bleeding.

7. interventional management of deep vein thrombosis.

8. Transvaginal scan in female infertility.

9. Contragt induced nephropathy.

10. Fusion imaging.

Write short notes on:

1. Radiation dose in various V examinations using Multi Detector Computed

Tomography (MDCT)

2. Briefly discuss imaging of presacral masses in children.

3. Imaging in 14 years old with hypertension.

4. Role of imaging in a new born with respiratory distress.

5. Developments in ultrasound transducer technology.

6. Computed radiography cassette.

7. Radiological features in cystic tumors of pancreas.

8. Ozone therapy for backache.

9. Mammography X-ray tube.

10. X-ray beam restrictors.

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l. Imaging in Non tubercular renal infections,

2. Ultrasonography in female infertility.

3. MR staging of Prostate Carcinoma.

4. Uterine artery embolisation

5. Non vascular Interventions in upper urinary tract.

6. HRCT in occupational lung diseases.

7, imaging in pulmonary the thrombo-embolism.

8. Describe diagnostic features on chest radiograph which can help in evaluation

congenital heart disease,

9, imaging of Patent ductus Arteriosus

l0). Assessment of correctness ofpositioning of various catheters and tubes as seen on

chest radiographs.

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l. Radiological findings in I-Iypcrparathyroidism.

2. Imaging findings in Plasma Cell Tumors.

3. Radiological features in Neurological Complications of AIDS,

4, Describe BIRAD classification.

5. Describe radiopharmaccuticals usod in PET CT with their clinical applications.

6. Evaluation o1` skeletal clysplasias in utero.

7. Intra mcdullary neoplasm of spinal cord.

X. Radiological evaluation of suspected small bowel obstruction.

9. Imaging & Intervention in Aortic Dissection.

IO. Radiological Investigations in neuroendocrine tumors of pancreas.

Write short Notes on:

I. Ultrasound Elastography in Breast lesions.

2. Doppler in Renal transplant.

3. Radionucleide scanning in a bony lesion.

4. Functional imaging of Brain.

5. Radio frequency ablation of hepatic neoplasm.

6, PACS in radiology.

7. Imaging in Rotator cufflesions.

8. Cardiac CT.

9. Imaging in 9 year old girl presenting with right lower quadrant pain.

IO. Genetic Screening.

Write short Notes on:

1. Methods of contrast administration for CT angiography.

2. Photoelectric effect and its application in diagnostic radiology.

3. Parameters affecting scatter radiation and methods to reduce it.

4. Planning considerations for installation ot`50O mA X—ray machine.

5. Define basic units of radiation exposure. List recommended dose limits for radiation

worker & general public.

6. Recent advances in ultrasound transducer technology.

7. MR contrast media in hepato biliary system.

8. Legal responsibilities and duties ofradiologist in clinical practice.

9. Describe normal Anatomy ofknee as seen on MRI.

10. Emergency drugs with doses that should be available in radiology department.

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1. Discuss the role of MR in evaluation of pericardium and its pathologies.

2. Enumerate the causes of varicocele. Write US technique and US and color

Doppler features in varicocele V

34 Discuss indications, technique and complication of bronchial artery embolisation

4. How would you evaluate donor kidney for renal transplant. Discuss role of US &

scintigraphy in various types of renal graft dysfunction.

5. Discuss in detail imaging features of thoracic lymphoma.

6. What are the causes of pulmonary venous hypertension? Describe plain x—ray

findings in pulmonary venous hypertension.

7. Discuss pathophysiology and imaging features in respiratory distress in newborn.

8. Discuss the role of various imaging modalities in a suspected case of reno

vascular hypertension. `

9. Draw of neat line diagram of perinephric spaces including its relationship with

other spaces. Write CT features of perinephric abscess and urinoma

10. Write in detail US features of placental evaluation.

Write short Notes on:

1. Describe CT features of liver trauma and discuss role of intervention in this.

2. Discuss the etiology, Classification, imaging features and complication of

choledochal cyst.

3. Discuss CT and MR features of neurological complications of AIDS.

4. Classify orbital lesions in relation to various orbital spaces. Discuss MR features

in orbital pseudo tumors.

5. What are round cell tumors of bone’? Discuss in detail differentiating imaging

features in these.

6. Describe radiological features, complications and differential diagnosis of paget’s


7. Discuss the techniques, imaging features and limitations of sonographic

evaluation of the rotator cuff

8. Enumerate CP angle tumors and discuss their differentiating features on CT and


9. Describe MR anatomy of pituitary gland. Discuss in detail MR techniques and

features to diagnose pituitary adenomas.

10. Describe the technique and ultrasound features in acute appendicitis. Also

describe ultrasound features of conditions mimicking acute appendicitis.

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1. Doppler artifacts and pitfalls.

2. Diffusion weighted MRL

3. Color Doppler evaluation of erectile dysfunction.

4. Describe the normal anatomy of coronary arteries and discuss the role of MDCT

in coronary artery diseases.

5. Sonography in solid breast masses

6. Role of chest radiography in emergency situations,

7. Discuss various techniques of elastography and their clinical applications.

8. Discuss various causes and imaging features in stricture of lower end of


9. Enumerate various causes of Para vertebral masses and their imaging features.

10. Principles and role of PET in clinical radiology.

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1. Define quality assurance. Discuss the organization of a quality assurance

programme pertaining to radiology equipment.

2. Define the basic units of radiation exposure. Describe biological effects of


3. Principles and clinical applications of dual energy CT.

4. Discuss about mammography ><-ray unit.

5. Classify idiosyncratic reactions resulting from contrast media administration.

Describe the management of life threatening adverse reactions.

5. Define scatter radiation. Discuss briefly the parameters which influence scatter

radiation and methods to reduce scatter radiation.

7. Discuss about various MR contrast media and their mechanism of action.

8. Composition of X-ray films Discuss about different parameters which influence

film contrast

9. What is digital radiography? Discuss its advantages and disadvantages.

10. Define principles of radiation protection. Describe various parameters which can

reduce patient radiation dose in radiography and fluoroscopy.

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l. Role of chest radiograph & CT chest in AIDS. _

2. Anterior mediastinal masses in children.

3. I-IRCT in pulmonary tuberculosis.

4 Radiological approach in acyanotic heart disease.

S Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous drainage.

6 MRI in Cardiac Imaging.

7 Radiological features ofrenal tuberculosis.

8 Classify adrenal tumours and role of CT & MRI in evaluating them. `

9 Antenatal MRI.

IO Sonography of cystic ovarian masses.

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l. Radiological features of gastric lymphoma

2. MR enteroclysis — teachnique and apllications

3, Colonic stictures — etiology and role ofimaging in diagnosis of structures,

4 Doppler in hepatic cirrhosis.

5 Radiological features in diffuse axonal injury.

6 Imaging in unilateral exophthalmos.

7 Central pontine myelinolysis.

8 Osseous spectrum in neurotibromatosis. ·

9 Sero negative sopndyloarthropathy.

l0 Differential diagnosis of radiological appearance of absorption ofteirninal


. Write short notes on:

1, Role of C.T. in epiploic appendagitis.

2. Occular blood flow in normal and Gelaucomatous eye on color Doppler imaging.

3. Vein of galen malformation. _

4 Vertebroplasty in non»infective vertebral collapse.

5 lntemal Hernias.

6 C.T. Colonography (Virtual coloncoscopy)

7 Radiological management ofB0mb»B1ast injury.

8 Sickle»cell disease — radiological appearances

9 lmaging of acute appendicitis.

IO Glutaric Aciduria Type I.,

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l. Doppler evaluation in male impotence.

2. CT-pelvimetry.

3. Maximum permissible radiation dose.

4 PNDT — Act.

5 CT & MRI anatomy of Adrenal glands and normal variants.

6 Flat panel digital radiography.

7 Conventional skull radiography.

8 Grid

9 Azygos lobe.

10 Scimitar Syndrome


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